Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute and UTHealth Welcome Mark Burish, M.D.
HOUSTON (January 7, 2015) – TheMemorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center (MNI) and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are pleased to announce the affiliation of interventional pain management specialist Mark Burish, M.D. Dr. Burish will direct the Will Erwin Headache Research Center at MNI and will also be an assistant professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at UTHealth.
“The addition of Dr. Burish greatly enhances our Pain Management Program at the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute,” said Dong Kim, M.D., Director of MNI and Professor and Chair at UTHealth’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery. “The Will Erwin Headache Research Center is dedicated to understanding the cause of debilitating headaches and discovering new treatments. I think there will be a lot of success under Dr. Burish’s direction.”
Dr. Burish is board certified in neurology and pain medicine, and his clinical interests include low back pain, neck pain and neuropathic pain conditions, including painful diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia and post-stroke pain. His research interests focus primarily on headaches and facial pain.
Dr. Burish was a cum laude graduate of Princeton University and received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in neurology at the University of California at San Francisco. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Pain Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the North American Neuromodulation Society. He is a co-author of multiple articles that have appeared in various neurology-based publications.
About Memorial Hermann
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 23,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 13 hospitals include four hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: an acute care hospital which houses the Texas Trauma Institute and a Level I trauma center of which Life Flight® air ambulance is a part, a hospital for children, a rehabilitation hospital and an orthopedic and spine hospital; eight suburban hospitals; and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, three IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute locations, joint replacement centers, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned Memorial Hermann Health Insurance Company.